Primary and secondary schools of a district can be shut if the temperature there falls below 10 degree Celcious.
The Primary and Mass Education Ministry and Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) today issued separate statements in this regard.
However, earlier in the day, the DSHE issued a directive saying the authorities concerned can keep shut the schools if maximum temperature in any district falls below 17 degrees Celsius.
According to the directives, severe cold waves are currently sweeping over different districts of the country, hampering the normal educational activities of the students.
In this regard, the regional deputy directors of primary and secondary educations, in consultation with the district education officers concerned, may keep the primary and secondary levels educational institutions closed if the district witnesses maximum temperature below 10 degrees Celsius (as per weather forecast of the concerned meteorological office).
Those institutions will remain closed until maximum temperature rises to 10 degrees Celsius or above.